Manchester will act as the finish line for cycling’s tour of Britain this September.
Riders will cross the line on Deansgate after riding on the final stage which will begin in Altrincham and take a 102-mile route through all 10 Greater Manchester’s boroughs before reaching the centre of Manchester.
The race will start in Glasgow on Saturday, 7 September.
“This year’s race is a quintessentially British affair, combining the short and sharp climbs we’re famed for with finishes for the world’s best sprinters and hopefully a few surprises along the way,” said race director Mick Bennett.
“This year’s route has been designed with spectators in mind, visiting three iconic cities and including uphill finishes that are guaranteed to create drama.”